exporting Yahoo Notepad notes using iMacros

Instead of waiting to see if Yahoo accidentally deletes my old Yahoo Notepad notes (no API or sync or export tool that I am aware of!) — when they transition to the “All New” interface they just emailed me about — I snagged the iMacros Firefox add-on and made a little loop to grab them and save them locally. Phew!

1. get iMacros
2. make the folder to dump the notes into
3. tweak as you wish to name files differently and then save as an .iim i nthe same spot as all the samples.
4. PLAY (LOOP). Which works great, but after 40 iterations, Yahoo seems to lock you out for an hour with an unexplained error code -100. So each time you re-run just up the SET LOOP line to 41, 81, 121 etc.
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VERSION BUILD=7031111 RECORDER=FX
TAB T=1
SET !EXTRACT_TEST_POPUP NO
SET !LOOP 1
URL GOTO=http://notepad.yahoo.com/
TAG POS={{!LOOP}} TYPE=A ATTR=HREF:*i=* EXTRACT=TXT
SET !VAR1 {{!EXTRACT}}
TAG POS={{!LOOP}} TYPE=A ATTR=HREF:*i=*
TAG POS=1 TYPE=TEXTAREA ATTR=TXT:* EXTRACT=TXT
SAVEAS TYPE=EXTRACT FOLDER=C:\iMacrosData FILE=NOTEPAD-{{!VAR1}}.txt
BACK
WAIT SECONDS=2

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